---- Today's Webmaster & Their Relationship with Google
europeforvisitors - 7:08 pm on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)
I think that unless we step up and provide Our own gidelines to Ethical use of webmaster content by Search Engines, every next wannabe Search Engine will be following exactly the same path
1) Who's "we"?
2) Robots.txt is a great way to show Google (or any other legitimate search engine) who's boss.
That statement reflects a complete misunderstanding of what "public domain" means.
True, "public domain" means something else entirely, but the poster makes a good point: If something is published in the open, for all the world to see, it's fair game for a directory or index. The argument that "Google is crawling and indexing my pages without permission" is simply wrong.
[edited by: europeforvisitors at 7:38 pm (utc) on May 9, 2007]